AC1900

Nighthawk DST Router & DST Adapter

Dead Spot Terminator - 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit

Eliminate Your WiFi Dead Zones

The Nighthawk DST AC1900 Router and Adapter is a Dead Spot Terminator solution, eliminating your WiFi dead zones. This AC1900 WiFi router comes with a DST Adapter that you simply plug into any power outlet and with the push of a button create new WiFi access, eliminating weak WiFi signal. The powerful WiFi router has a 1GHz dual core processor and the built-in DST technology enables multiple add-on DST Adapters.

Model: R7300DST
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  • AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps† speeds
  • The power of Nighthawk, now with built-in DST technology—enables add-on DST Adapters to eliminate dead zones with the push of a button
  • 1GHz dual core processor
  • Prioritized bandwidth for streaming videos or music
  • High-powered amplifiers—Three (3) external antennas
  • Implicit & Explicit Beamforming
  • Dynamic QoS—Delivers bandwidth prioritization by application and device
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • NETGEAR genie® with remote access

How it works

  • After setting up your Nighthawk DST router, simply plug the DST Adapter into any power outlet and with the push of a button create new WiFi access, eliminate the weak WiFi signal
  • Sets up in minutes, no need to configure or install software
  • DST Adapter indicates the connection strength at any electrical outlet to ensure the fastest and most reliable connectivity
  • If you have any issues, the DST system comes with Geek Squad support via phone or web

Nighthawk Benefits

  • Everything you love about Nighthawk, now with DST technology
  • Extreme dual band WiFi speed—up to 1900Mbps
  • Dual Core 1GHz processor enables maximum WiFi performance
  • 700mW high-power amplifiers for extreme range
  • 3 external antennas for maximum signal coverage

DST Benefits

  • Eliminate dead zones and extend your coverage by using existing electrical wiring already within your home
  • Simply plug the adapter into any power outlet and create new WiFi access right there—no more weak WiFi
  • Sets up in minutes, no need to configure or install software
  • Adapter indicates the connection strength at any electrical outlet to ensure the fastest and most reliable connectivity

Setup & Support Via Web

  • Geek Squad support will get you up and running plus, customize your router settings
  • With the touch of a button on the router, support can easily connect your wireless devices and secure your network
  • 24/7 Phone and Web Support for one year if you ever have questions or need help

Speed

Get extremely fast WiFi & enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing.

  • Extremely fast—Up to 600+1300 Mbps†

  • Gigabit WiFi—Next-generation WiFi now at Gigabit speeds

  • Gigabit wired—Ideal for HD gaming and video

  • Dual core processor—Dual core 1GHz processor boosts wireless, wired & WAN-to-LAN performance

WiFi Range

Got range? Homes come in all shapes and sizes and Nighthawk DST Router provides WiFi coverage no matter where you connect in your home.

  • Ultimate range—WiFi coverage throughout very large homes

  • DST technology—Enables add-on DST Adapters to eliminate dead zones with the push of a button

  • Antennas—High-power amplifiers and 6 high-performance external antennas

Reliability

There’s nothing more frustrating than lost connections! With NETGEAR’s advanced features & best-in-class technology, you’ll reduce interference & enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

  • Simultaneous Dual band—Reduces interference for better connections to more WiFi devices

  • Dynamic QoS—Delivers bandwidth prioritization by application and device

  • Beamforming+—Focuses WiFi signals for stronger more reliable connections on 2.4 and 5GHz bands

Sharing

With NETGEAR, sharing across your network is fun and easy. Anything from accessing stored photos and music to sharing a USB printer and keep everything safe by using the included FREE ReadySHARE Vault software for backing up Windows-based PCs. For Mac OS® users, back-up using Apple® Time Machine.

  • DLNA®—Find and play your media on DLNA TVs, game consoles & media players

  • ReadySHARE® USB access—Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer via two (2) USB ports

  • One super speed USB 3.0 port—Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0

  • ReadySHARE Printer—Wirelessly access and share a USB printer

  • ReadySHARE Vault—Free software for automatic PC backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

  • Time Machine—Automatic Mac backup to a USB hard drive connected to the router

  • iTunes® compatible—Play your USB-stored music using AirPlay or Apple Remote

Ease of Use

Start enjoying your new device faster than ever. NETGEAR makes sure installation and management is simple and easy, so you can connect quickly and stay that way.

  • Easy install—Easy setup for iPad®, tablets, smartphones and computers

  • NETGEAR genie® App—Personal dashboard to monitor, control & repair your home network. Now includes remote access to manage your network away from home.

  • Push ‘N’ Connect—Easy push button WiFi connections (WPS)

  • LED and power on/off—Convenient power savings

Security

Maintain high security across your network to help ensure your privacy & family is safe while online. Whether it’s preventing phishing or just limiting access for kids & guests, NETGEAR has you covered.

  • VPN support—Secure access to your home network when away from home

  • Parental controls—Web filtering for all your connected devices

  • Guest network access—Separate and secure access for guests

  • Secure WiFi connections—High level wireless security with WPA/WPA2

  • Open source support—Download open source firmware from www.myopenrouter.com

  • Personal FTP server—Customized free URL to create FTP server

Product Number
R7300DST
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WiFi Technology
  • 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
Speed and Range
WiFi Performance
  • Router: AC1900 (300 + 1600 Mbps)†
  • Adapter: AC650 (200Mbps +433Mbps)†
WiFi Range
  • Very large homes
WiFi Band
  • Simultaneous dual band 2.4 & 5GHz
Beamforming
  • Router: Beamforming+—Smart, signal-focusing technology boosts the speed, reliability, and range of your WiFi connections
  • Adapter: Not applicable
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • Router: Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Adapter: One (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps† Gigabit Ethernet port
Number of USB Ports
  • Router: Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
  • Adapter: Not applicable
Router Key Features
  • AC1900 (600 Mbps @2.4GHz with 256 QAM support +1300 Mbps @5GHz 11ac)†
  • Simultaneous Dual Band WiFi—Tx/Rx 3x3 (2.4GHz) + 3x3 (5GHz)
  • Implicit & Explicit Beamforming
  • Powerful dual core 1GHz processor
  • High-powered amplifiers—three (3) external antennas
  • Easy & automatic installation of the NETGEAR router with Internet provider gateway to upgrade your WiFi
  • Downstream & Upstream QoS—automatically recognize & prioritize applications
  • ReadySHARE® USB—Share your USB hard drive and printer
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access—Enjoy personal & secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
  • Built-in DST technology—Enables Add-on DST Adapters to eliminate dead zones with the push of a button
  • IPv6 Support (Internet Protocol Version 6)
  • On/off LED lights option
Adapter Key Features
  • Typical coverage up to 500m² (5382²)†
  • Works with HomePlug AV and HomePlug Green PHY
Security
  • Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server
  • VPN support—secure remote access
  • Guest network access—separate & secure
  • WiFi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK)
  • Double firewall protection (SPI and NAT firewall)
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Processor
  • Router: 1GHz dual-core
Memory
  • Router: 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • Router Dimensions: 12.05 x 10.3 x 8.0 in
  • Router Weight: 2.18 lb.
  • Adapter Dimensions: 5.0 x 4.42 x 2.26 in
  • Adapter Weight: 0.45 lb.
Package Contents
  • Nighthawk AC1900 DST WiFi Router (R7300)
  • Three (3) detachable antennas
  • One (1) DST6501 Adapter (DST6501)
  • Two (2) 5 ft. Ethernet cables
  • Quick install guides
  • Power adapter
Router Standards
  • Two (2) USB ports—one (1) USB 3.0 & one (1) USB 2.0 port
  • One (1) 1Gbps DST interface
  • IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 256 QAM support
  • IEEE® 802.11 a/n/ac 5.0 GHz
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps—(1 WAN & 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
Adapter Standards
  • 1Gbps† Ethernet connection and 802.11ac WiFi
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps† Ethernet port
  • 100-250V/2.5 - 5.0 watt
System Requirements
  • Active Internet connection
  • Electrically connected power outlets
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0, Safari® 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

1 Requires use of HomePlug AV compatible DST device (one R7300DST and one DST6501). For a complete list of HomePlug AV certified devices, please check www.homeplug.org/certified_products.

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and may be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with future standards.

Outlets must be electrically connected in order for DST devices to provide a network connection between them.

For indoor use only.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 1-year Hardware Warranty.
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller

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Upgrade your WiFi

With Nighthawk DST, and AC1900 WiFi, you'll enjoy blazing fast speeds for all your online activities, whether you're surfing, gaming or streaming. A powerful dual core 1GHz processor, Beamforming+, and Dynamic QoS takes your network to the next level.

Game Consoles

Avoid lag and interference by using a wired connection with DST throughout your home. Simply plug into an electrical outlet and connect your console to the Ethernet port to get fast, wired Internet, so you can stay connected.

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Smart TVs and Players

Whether you're connecting your TV,  Blu-ray or media player, you can avoid the hassle of running extra network wires. Watch your favorites movies and TV shows with a stable wired connection. Just connect your TV or media player to the DST and enjoy!

Add-on DST Adapter

Purchase additional adapters to extend your network even farther. Used with the R7300 Nighthawk DST Router, this adapter allows you to extend your coverage by using existing electrical wiring already within your home. Simply plug the adapter into any power outlet and create new WiFi access right there. No more weak WiFi!

Network Control … At Your Fingertips

With the new look-and-feel and ease-of-use of NETGEAR genie, managing your router is fun. NETGEAR genie now supports a single sign-on (SSO) feature that allows you to use one set of login credentials for all of your NETGEAR accounts. Easily monitor, connect, and control your home network from a tablet or smartphone. With NETGEAR genie you can share and stream music or videos, diagnose and repair network issues, set up parental controls and more. Download NETGEAR genie based on your device.

NETGEAR genie with remote access

When you enable the remote access feature, you can access your network through NETGEAR genie even when away from home. With genie remote features, all you need is your tablet or smartphone to diagnose and repair network issues, provide guest access, look at the network map, and even reboot your router.

See how to enable this feature and if your device supports.

NEW FEATURE - Control your NETGEAR WiFi network with simple voice commands by using Amazon Alexa and the NETGEAR Skill.

Learn more

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NETGEAR genie allows you to easily monitor, connect & control your home network.

  • Network Map—Allow or block access to your network using real-time map of connected devices
  • Traffic Meter—Track your Internet data usage
  • MyMedia®—Find & play media files in your network
  • EZ Mobile Connect—Scan QR code to connect to your home network
  • Parental Controls—Easy way to set online boundaries
  • For iPhone®, iPad®, and Android® devices